Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
evidence of failure. >> part of it, we managed to build up in america a prison industrial complex a massive one. i hope we don't have to wait for president obama four years from now, i hope four years from now to give a speech that eisenhower gave in '61. a lot of money, a lot of prisons, a lot of prison builders prosecutors who are warriors of the drug war. they don't give a damn about the public hurt. if you spend more money helping people with drug treatment or healthcare, that will reduce the crime and public safety problems than the war on drugs. >> $50 billion to $100 billion a year. what aspect of that drug war is more problematic from your perspective? is it the sentencing? is it the prosecution the military intervention, what aspect, what component of that kind of investment in failure from your perspective is president bushproblematic. >> it's really the high levels of arrest and incarceration. in america we have less than 5% of the world population, but the highest percentage of incarcerated population. and the extent of people of color being behind bars who are no more likely to
Nov 9, 2012 10:00pm PST
-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ ♪ [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> gavin: after more than four decades in politics, willie brown is still a force to be reckoned with, both here in california and throughout this nation. willie, welcome to the show. >> thank you for having me. >> gavin: what do you make of the impact of money now nationally in this context. it seems to me that the super pacs played an extraordinary and influential role in the republican parties but less sow in the general election. we saw karl rove spinning the $300 million made things look better than they would have been without the money but most are analyzing that million plus money, the adelson money etc. did in the show up in the outcome of the election. what do you assess from that? the primary investment versus the general election return. >> one thing that barack obama did better than any other democrat has ever done, he put himself in a position to almost match them dollar-for-dollar in the world of television and ads.
Nov 16, 2012 10:00pm PST
of sharing a meal with somebody, the cause really resonates. there are one in five kids in america believe it or not who don't know where their meal is coming from. we believe we can share our strength to help with something like that. >> gavin: bill, you've been partnering with folks for years the american expression partnershipamerican express president.you've machine marketing many partnerships. open table and the context of that. what is the inspiration for those kinds of partnerships. it's a new frame in many respects for a non-profit to think a bill differently than a lot of non-profits think. >> when we started our organize we had a gut instinct that even if we were really good at getting charity dollars there wouldn't be enough charity to get what is needed on the skill that exists. what if it was a tax status, what if we could about a non-profit that instead of re redistributes wealth, creates wealth. we work with 15,000 chefs and restaurant eueurs. we realized we had created an asset that had a real marketplace value. so let's say $350 million that we raised and spent since we st
Nov 10, 2012 2:00am PST
like bill and dave of hp and starting in the garage kind of thing. it can happen. america is a place where it can happen. it sounds so corny but it is--for some reason san francisco is that place to do it in. >> gavin: let's talk about that. you didn't do the whole madison avenue new york scene. you decided to stick out here. you never worked in new york. >> never once. >> that's the secret. we're different than people in new york. it's a different place. and i think we make things that are more welcome. we don't believe in yelling at people. we don't believe in jingles an putting things in your head that people hate. the thing about advertising is repetition and people being cynical of what they're going it take in. a lot of things we do are humorous beautiful. when we're supposed to scare people we scare them. >> a sound byte would be that we hate advertising. >> gavin: you hate it. >> i really do. i dislike it. >> gavin: you go out of your way to say it. you just went out of your way to say it. >> it's offensive. >> gavin: what is that? >> i don't think i'm in advertising. i think